Original Title: Google CEO Open Letter: Use AI to Solve Problems for Everyone
Tiger Sniffing Note: After the opening speech of Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai waswebsiteAn open letter was issued to interpret Google's All in AI action. This article is translated by Tiger Sniff.
It is clear that technology can become a positive force and increase the quality of life for billions of people around the world. But it is also clear that we cannot trust too much about what we create. With regard to the impact of technology and its role in our lives, people have raised very real and critical issues. We also understand that the future road to technology needs to be carried out with particular caution - we feel a sense of profound responsibility. It is in this spirit that Google is approaching our core mission.
The need for useful and easily accessible information is as pressing as it was when Google was founded almost 20 years ago. This will test our ability to organize information and solve complex real-world problems. Fortunately, thanks to artificial intelligence, we have made some progress.
Promote artificial intelligence boundaries to solve real-world problems
For artificial intelligence, changing many areas is a great opportunity. We have seen some encouraging medical applications. Two years ago, GoogleDevelopmentA neural network can use the medical image of the eye to detect signs of diabetic retinopathy. This year, the artificial intelligence team demonstrated that our deep learning model can use the same image to predict the risk of heart disease or stroke in patients, and the accuracy is surprisingly high. We published a paper on this research in February and look forward to working closely with the medical community to understand its potential. We also found that our artificial intelligence model can predict medical events such as hospital re-adjustments and dwell times by analyzing information embedded in indeterminate health records. These are powerful tools in the hands of doctors and may have a profound effect on the health status of patients. We will publish a paper on this research today and work with hospitals and medical institutions to explore how to apply these insights in practice.
Another area where artificial intelligence can solve important problems is the barrier-free environment. Take the explanatory text as an example. When you turn on the TV, it is not uncommon to see people talking to each other. This makes conversation difficult, especially when your hearing is impaired. But using audio and visual cues, our researchers were able to separate sounds and instructions. We call this technology "listening" and are excited about it being able to improve the title for everyone.
Save time between Gmail, Photos, and Google Assistants
In order to save you time, artificial intelligence is working hard on Google products. One of the best examples in this area is the new smart combination feature in Gmail. By understanding the context of emails, we can come up with phrases to help you write quickly and effectively. In photos, we can easily share photos with smart, embedded suggestions. We have also introduced some new features that allow you to quickly light up a photo, give it a color pop, or even dye the old black and white photo.
One of the biggest time-savers was Google Assistant. We announced this news at I/O company two years ago. Today, we shared our plans to make Google Assistant more visual, more natural, and more helpful.
Thanks to our progress in language understanding, you will soon be able to make a natural back-and-forth conversation with Google Assistant without having to repeat the "hey, Google" of each follow-up request. We also added six new voices to personalize your Google Assistant, plus a very recognizable voice - John Legend. So, the next time you ask Google to tell you this prediction or to play "All of Me" Don't be surprised if John Legend helps you inside the cell phone.
We also allow assistants to more intuitively accept new experiences on smart displays and mobile phones. On the phone, we will give you a quick daily snapshot based on location, time, and recent interactions. We bring Google Assistant to Google Maps for navigation so that you can get information while holding the steering wheel and eyes on the road.
Shortly afterwards, your Google Assistant may help you complete tasks that still need to be called, such as making an appointment for a haircut or verifying the shop's vacation time. We call this new technology Google Duplex. It is still too early to tell us that we need the right experience, but if we do it right, we believe it will save people time and create value for small businesses.
Understand this world so that we can help you navigate your world
Advances in artificial intelligence in understanding the physical world have greatly improved Google Maps and created new applications such as Google Lens. Now, the map can tell you whether the business you are looking for is open, how busy it is, and whether it is easy to find a parking space.
Helps you focus on important things
Advances in computing technology are helping us to solve complex problems and bring precious time to our users - this is one of our big goals from the beginning. But we also know that technology will bring challenges. For example, many of us feel constricted by mobile phones and we worry that we will miss something if we do not have contact. We want to help people find the right balance and get digital happiness. For this purpose, we will publish a series of functions to help people understand their usage habits and use simple prompts to disconnect them when they want, such as switching phones to the "嘘" mode at the table. Or when there is a reminder "take a break". We have also begun a long-term effort to support digital welfare, including a user education website that will be launched today.
These are just a few of the many announcements from Google I/O - Android, Google Assistant, Google News, photos, shots, maps, etc. See our latest report.